It has been a couple of days since Apple Event revealed it’s much awaited release, Apple iPad. People from all over the world followed live blog updates, twitter updates, checked high resolution images, read reviews and rated it pretty well. I guess most people had a look on the positive aspects along with the newly implemented features only while there are several limitations and drawbacks of this Apple device. There is not one, two or three, I will keep here 7 valid drawbacks and limitations of iPad that makes this product a fail.
iPad Drawbacks and Limitations
7 simple questions to iPad developers
1. No Camera : You are talking about the “next generation personal computer” without a camera?
2. No Multi-Tasking : Your tablet device can’t run two apps at the same time? Can’t I listen to music while browsing the web? Are you crazy?
3. No VoIP service : You are talking about 3G service compatibility, but why didn’t you mention that it can carry only data? No iPhone apps such as Skype can run on this device where you can talk to your friends online.
4. No USB Slots : How do you expect users to transfer data without USB port, external CD drive, etc? And yes, your dock connector is useless (in comparasion to USB ports)
5. No Flash Compatibility : Apple, you really need to grow up! Like iPhone, you also left this device incompatible with Flash which means no flash games can be played or no websites with flash contents can’t be accessed on iPad. Great!!
6. Unprotected Screen : Can you give me a reason, please? May be the Apple guys forgot to provide a screen guard to protect the 9.7″ screen where this drawback might lead to scratches and running applications by hitting the thumb on the icons accidentally.
7. Storage Limitations : Lolz, I am a 320GB hard disk and few times run out of space and now iPad comes with 16Gb, 32Gb or 64Gb storage devices where you get much lower storage space. And the most interesting thing is that there is now way (yes, absolutely no way) to increase the storage space. Great to see the future with this future Apple PC. Won’t you take credit for this, Apple?
iPad in India will be a great fail as India is yet to see 3G service all over (BSNL and MTNL support 3G service but at very limited places) and iPad will be made available internationally after 6 months. Pathetic!